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About Carlson Bier Associates

Choosing the right legal representation in times of personal distress caused by injury is critical. Trust Carlson Bier, a renowned Personal Injury attorney group esteemed throughout Illinois for our unrelenting pursuit of justice on behalf of our clients. Our extensive knowledge and expertise in handling complicated personal injury cases distinguishes us as strategic advocates who fiercely fight for what you rightfully deserve. We are deeply committed to listening, understanding and delivering personalized solutions that align with your specific needs related to accident injuries, work-related damages or medical malpractice issues among others. In Milford, amidst life’s unpredictability, relying on Carlson Bier will ensure you have a powerful ally by your side — an establishment reputed for safeguarding the rights and interests of its clients relentlessly., assuring diligent service irrespective of geographical boundaries. Choose us for comprehensive guidance resulting from years of experience defending victims like yourself against any adversity emanating from personal injuries.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Milford Illinois

Carlson Bier takes pride in being a trusted, reliable name among personal injury attorney groups based in Illinois. We specialize in fighting for your rights when you’ve been injured due to negligence or the fault of others. With our vast experience and tenacious approach, we aim to guide you through every step of your personal injury case while doing everything possible to achieve the best outcome.

Personal injury law encompasses cases where an individual has suffered physical, psychological, or emotional harm as a result of another’s actions. Often these injuries can happen from vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents or even slip and fall incidents on public or private property. Whether it’s whiplash from a car accident or severe complications from a surgical error – if your quality of life has been negatively impacted due to somebody else’s mistake then you may have grounds for filing a personal injury claim.

In order for successful legal action to be taken there are three elements that need to be established:

– The responsible party had a duty of care toward the victim

– That duty was breached by failing to live up to standards

– Direct harm was caused by this breach

Significantly understanding these aspects helps maximize compensation outcomes. At Carlson Bier we delve deep into investigating all relevant facts relating to your situation – leaving no stone unturned.

Financial damages tied with personal injuries substantially go beyond mere medical bills. Extended rehabilitation treatments might require long-term therapy which is often expensive; loss of earnings ensue during recovery period along with potential future losses too if injuries prevent returning back at work completely; emotional distress faced during such ordeal is also considered as part of claims pursued. Importantly not overlooking any contributing factors enables us securing rightful compensation thus ensuring no financial burden gets endured due your unfortunate circumstances.

Additionally here are some key facts regarding the statute of limitations pertaining personal injury cases under Illinois laws:

– A two-year limitation applies from date when incident occurred.

– This timeframe can sometimes extend if injury only gets recognized later or in cases where the victim is a minor.

– In case of medical malpractice, it can go up to four years.

Given such complexities encircling personal Injury law, it is essential to consult with an experienced attorney immediately after an accident occurs. Attorneys at Carlson Bier are committed to guide you through the intricacies and nuances of the Illinois legal system promptly – thereby helping in preserving vital evidence, ensuring legally imposed deadlines are met and ultimately in protecting your rights whilst aiming for best possible outcomes.

Our firm excels thanks to our collective experience as seasoned litigators and negotiators. With access to premier resources needed for formidable representation, our devoted team provides personalized attention that each client deserves. We believe that communication is the cornerstone of effective advocacy hence we cater with regular updates on case progressions thus fostering understanding, trust and confident camaraderie.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to careless actions of others, let us show you how devoted we are in ensuring justice is served – allow Carlson Bier’s tenacious team fight for you. To know more about your potential claim worth based on legal parameters applicable under Illinois Law – click on the button below! Rest assured, all initial evaluations at Carlson Bier are obligation-free and entirely confidential…but could be moving first steps towards restoring semblance back into life marred by another’s negligence. Each voice matters here at Carlson Bier… Let yours get heard today!

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Mydjianie Savary
mydjianie savary
2023-12-12
I went to a car accident with my husband and they’re was very helpful. I love them so much.
Judy Canchola
Judy Canchola
2023-12-06
This law office was helpful, consistent and professional. I highly recommend!
Francisca Rojas
Francisca Rojas
2023-11-29
So happy to work with this attorney, they resolve my case very fast!
April Bartlett
April Bartlett
2023-11-09
Jeff Bier at Carlson Bier is a great injury lawyer! Jeff was very hands on with my case. He kept me updated on any and all developments. He was a pleasure to work with.
Daniel Vivian
Daniel Vivian
2023-10-30
Jeff and his team were great. Everyone on his team were helpful and informative while we navigated the process after our accident. Would use him and his team again if ever needed. Thank you to everyone at Carlson Bier who helped us.
Justin Scott
Justin Scott
2023-10-25
CarlsonBier handled my personal injury lawsuit... They were amazing and I highly recommend if you're in a motor vehicle accident
Shanta Nash
Shanta Nash
2023-10-16
I really love you guys Yall the Best 🥰
Kevin Calloway
Kevin Calloway
2023-10-16
Jeff handled my recent car accident case. He was always just a phone call away to answer my questions. Thanks for making such a stressful situation easier to deal with.

Notable Illinois Appellate Wins

Moruzzi v. CCC Servs., Inc., 2020 IL App (2d) 190411, 171 N.E.3d 61
Background: Insured motorist filed action against insurer for declaratory judgment seeking construction of automobile insurance policy issued to insured and that was in effect when insured was injured by an underinsured driver. The Circuit Court, DuPage County, Bonnie M. Wheaton, J., granted the insurer's motions for summary judgment. Insured appealed.Holdings: The Appellate Court, Zenoff, J., held that:1 medical payments reduction clause in automobile insurance policy conflicted with underinsured motorist provisions so as to render reduction clause ambiguous, and thus medical payment benefits were deductible from insured's damages;2 law firm representing insured did not create common fund or common funds when it reached settlement with underinsured motorist, and thus law firm was not entitled to recover fees under common-fund doctrine; and3 collateral estoppel did not bar automobile insurers from litigating whether common-fund doctrine applied in insured motorist's declaratory judgment action.Affirmed in part and reversed in part.
Maier v. CC Servs., Inc., 2019 IL App (3d) 170640, 132 N.E.3d 795
Background: After insured, who was injured in automobile collision with another driver, recovered full liability limits of driver's policy, she filed amended complaint for declaratory judgment against her own automobile insurer, alleging that insurer breached contractual duty to pay for insured's damages in accordance with uninsured/underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage in insured's policy and that insurer acted in bad faith in denying insured such coverage. The Circuit Court, La Salle County, Troy D. Holland, J., granted the insurer's motion to dismiss claims as time-barred. Insured appealed.The Appellate Court ruled that neither the insurer nor the insured could add amended policy provisions to the court record. It was decided that the policy's requirement for a written arbitration demand applied to both uninsured and underinsured motorist claims. The court found that a letter from the insured's attorney to the insurer wasn't a valid arbitration demand nor a proof of loss to toll the statute of limitations. Finally, the insurer was permitted to use the defense based on the two-year statute of limitations period. The court's decision was affirmed.
Econ. Premier Assurance Co. v. Country Mut. Ins. Co., 2021 IL App (1st) 192364-U
Holding: The circuit court's order that granted defendant's motion for summary judgment and denied plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment was proper where defendant had no duty to indemnify its insured with respect to the underlying complaint and therefore plaintiff was not entitled to recover against defendant on its subrogation or unjust enrichment claims; affirmed.
Country Preferred Ins. Co. v. Westerheide, 2023 IL App (5th) 220343-U
Holding: The court affirmed judgment of the circuit court granting summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff where the defendant failed to make a written demand for arbitration within two years from the date of the accident as required by the underinsured provisions of the defendant's automotive insurance policy.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Olsak, 2022 IL App (1st) 200695, 216 N.E.3d 291
In a complex legal case, an insurer sought to avoid defending or indemnifying a hockey player under a policy issued to the player's stepfather after the player was sued for assaulting his coach. The initial Circuit Court ruling favored the insurer, but the Appellate Court reversed this decision, leading to a protracted legal battle. Ultimately, the Appellate Court determined the insurer was liable only up to the $3 million policy limit and found the insurer's four-year delay in seeking a declaratory judgment to be reasonable. This case highlights important aspects of insurance litigation and policy limit liabilities.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Durkin Elec. Co., Inc., 2022 IL App (1st) 210293-U, appeal denied, 199 N.E.3d 1187 (Ill. 2022)
Holding: The circuit court's order that denied plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment and found that defendant was an additional insured under the policy was proper. The circuit court's order that denied defendant's motion for summary judgment and found that plaintiff did not have a duty to defend or indemnify defendant under the policy was proper; affirmed.
Country Preferred Ins. Co. v. Groen, 2017 IL App (4th) 160028, 69 N.E.3d 911
Background: Uninsured motorist (UM) carrier brought action against insured for declaratory judgment that it owed no benefits since workers' compensation received by insured exceeded policy limits. The Circuit Court, Sangamon County, Chris Perrin, J., entered summary judgment in favor of the carrier. Insured appealed.Holdings: The Appellate Court, Harris, J., held that:1 employer's medical payments entitled carrier to setoff, and2 setoff clauses were enforceable.Affirmed.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Frobish, 2021 IL App (3d) 190473-U
Holding: Allegations in the underlying complaint that a township employee caused property damage by excavating and digging out a ditch failed to impose a duty to defend under township employee's individual farm insurance policy.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Jones, 2018 IL App (1st) 173154-U
Holding: The judgment of the circuit court of Cook County is affirmed; plaintiff is entitled to summary judgment on its claim for a declaratory judgment that it has no duty to defend or indemnify its insured against the underlying complaint because the loss claimed in the underlying complaint is subject to an exclusion. The court held that it would also enter judgment for plaintiff because the underlying complaint does not allege an “occurrence” causing bodily injury within the meaning of the policy.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Schmitt, 2021 IL App (5th) 190173-U
Holding: The appellate court reversed and remanded the judgment of the circuit court where plaintiff had no duty to defend its insured and thus was not stopped from raising policy defenses to coverage for the underlying tort action contained in the amended declaratory action.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Livorsi Marine, Inc., 222 Ill. 2d 303, 856 N.E.2d 338 (2006) (the late Keith Carlson)
Liability insurer brought action against insureds for a declaratory judgment based on failure to provide timely notice of lawsuits against them. The Circuit Court, Cook County, Stephen A. Schiller, J., entered judgment for the insurer. Insureds appealed. The Appellate Court, Wolfson, J., 358 Ill.App.3d 880, 295 Ill.Dec. 665, 833 N.E.2d 871, affirmed. Leave to appeal was granted.Holdings: The Supreme Court, Garman, J., held that:1 if the insurer did not receive reasonable notice of an occurrence or a lawsuit, the policyholder may not recover under the policy, regardless of whether the lack of reasonable notice prejudiced the insurer, overruling Rice v. AAA Aerostar, Inc., 294 Ill.App.3d 801, 229 Ill.Dec. 20, 690 N.E.2d 1067, and Cincinnati Insurance Co. v. Baur's Opera House, Inc., 296 Ill.App.3d 1011, 230 Ill.Dec. 624, 694 N.E.2d 593, and2 insured did not need to prove that it was prejudiced by delayed notice of lawsuits.Affirmed.
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Pedal Cycle Mishaps

Expert in legal representation for people injured in bicycle accidents due to others' recklessness or risky conditions.

Fire Burns

Extending adept legal help for individuals of intense burn injuries caused by mishaps or misconduct.

Hospital Misconduct

Providing specialist legal services for patients affected by hospital malpractice, including negligent care.

Goods Obligation

Handling cases involving unsafe products, offering expert legal assistance to individuals affected by faulty goods.

Aged Mistreatment

Protecting the rights of elders who have been subjected to misconduct in aged care environments, ensuring fairness.

Tumble and Slip Mishaps

Professional in handling tumble accident cases, providing legal support to individuals seeking compensation for their suffering.

Infant Injuries

Delivering legal help for kin affected by medical carelessness resulting in childbirth injuries.

Automobile Accidents

Crashes: Concentrated on supporting individuals of car accidents receive equitable recompense for wounds and destruction.

Motorbike Accidents

Expert in providing legal support for individuals involved in two-wheeler accidents, ensuring rightful claims for harm.

18-Wheeler Collision

Ensuring specialist legal representation for victims involved in semi accidents, focusing on securing fair settlement for damages.

Construction Site Crashes

Dedicated to advocating for workers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to oversights or misconduct.

Brain Harms

Focused on delivering expert legal services for individuals suffering from cerebral injuries due to incidents.

Dog Attack Traumas

Specialized in managing cases for people who have suffered injuries from canine attacks or beast attacks.

Pedestrian Mishaps

Specializing in legal support for cross-walkers involved in accidents, providing dedicated assistance for recovering claims.

Undeserved Demise

Standing up for bereaved affected by a wrongful death, providing empathetic and experienced legal representation to ensure compensation.

Backbone Harm

Committed to defending clients with vertebral damage, offering professional legal guidance to secure settlement.

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